Last Thursday the GLBX Mixer took place at the fabulous Hilton Hotel Fort Lauderdale Beach. In partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the goal is to bring together gay and gay friendly businesses in a spirit of co-operation. The evening wrapped up with a fall fashion preview. Friday night I went down to Lincoln Road for the glitzy airline hostess Pam Ann’s Miami stop on her first U.S. tour. Well, I had heard good things about her from my friends who had seen her perform on Atlantis Cruises or at other venues, but I have to tell you it was a non- stop laugh fest. I was laughing so much, I cried. I would recommend anyone who hasn’t seen here to put it on your must do list the next time she does a US tour. You can count on me being first in line!
The Dolphin Democrats presented their annual dinner at the International Fishing Hall of Fame on Saturday, where they honored over 15 people, including Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Mayor Gary Resnick, Congressman Alcee Hastings, Wilton Manors Police Chief Richard F. Wierzbicki, Charles Perez and Hotspots’ own Pompano Bill. The event, of which a portion of the proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen Fund in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, was very well attended and certainly a huge success.
Following the Dolphins event I picked up my good friend, Mrs. Beasley, and we headed to the 5 star birthday bash at Boardwalk for Jim, Felipe, Vickie, Krystal and Tito. The party had 2 crowds: the industry crowd that was there to wish our colleagues a very happy birthday and the other crowd, which was there to ogle at all the sexy strippers the Boardwalk has for your viewing pleasure! Following the Boardwalk party I made my last stop at Voodoo Lounge where some friends of mine and I had a VIP table to listen to the magnificent sounds of Tracy Young in concert. As usual, Tracy kept the dance floor packed until closing. Stay tuned next week to hear about all the goings on during Halloween weekend!
WEDNESDAY – October 28th
Azucar presents the annual Miss Azucar Pageant with over $5,000 in cash and prizes. The presentation theme is “feathers.” For more information or to reserve a table call 305-441-6974 or 305-502-2096.
THURSDAY – October 29th
Sean David and the entire Johnny’s staff presents the 29th anniversary of Johnny’s. They will be featuring a complimentary full dinner by their cooks Joey and Chris, free t-shirts and many other giveaways, shows by some of south Florida’s best female impersonators and over 40 hot strippers.
FRIDAY – October 30th
The Living Room presents The Underworld Halloween Party with celebrity DJ Johnny Vicious. The Alibi presents a pre-Halloween show and contest hosted by Florida’s own Dame Edna with a $100 prize.
SATURDAY – October 31st
The 3rd annual Wicked Manors takes place on Wilton Drive from 7pm to midnight. For more info see the feature in this week’s magazine or go to www.WickedManors.com
The SAVE Dade Halloween party, this year entitled Asylum, takes place at 4141 NE 2nd Avenue from 8 pm to 2am. For more info see the feature in this week’s magazine or go to www.103109.com
Discotekka presents the Sorcerer’s Ball with a $1500 costume battle between scariest, sexiest, drag and fantasy costumes. The winner of each category wins a free bottle and the 1st place overall gets $1,500, 2nd place a Red VIP card and $300 cash and 3rd place VIP service and $200. The night stars Vegas Dion and DJ’s Jarell, Alex Infiniti and Carlos.
Electra hosts the annual Halloween costume contest at Alibi with $1,000 for the grand prize, $300 for 2nd place and $200 for third place.
Score invites you to submerge into the Deep Waters with the deep sounds of DJ Abel.
Bill’s presents their costume contest at 12:30 am hosted by Electra and Miss Kitty with a $500 first prize, $300 second prize and $200 third prize.
Johnny’s presents The Masquerade ball with a costume contest at midnight with a grand prize of $1,000 in cash and prizes.
Voodoo Lounge presents DJ Bugie in the main room, DJ Nena in the Latin Lounge and Hip Hop on the patio. They also feature a costume contest with $1,000 in cash and prizes hosted by JoJo Ebony.
Scandals presents Ghost Town where the first 75 people though the door after 9 pm receive a trick or treat bag worth $75 with goodies from Swiss Navy, Pride Factory and a Chi Chi Larue video. Stables will give the same goodie bag to the first 25 people.
Smarty Pants presents a Scary-Oke Costume Contest at midnight for cash and prizes.
Mona’s presents a costume contest at 11pm where you can dress up or let them dress you up. The winner receives $100 in cash.
The Ramrod presents their 15th annual Halloween Costume contest at 1 am with $700 in cash and prizes. They feature 2 categories, best costume and butchest costume.
South Florida’s favorite craft show celebrates its 11th anniversary on October 31st and November 1st. This popular art event, with its spectacular views of the beach as a backdrop, transforms the streets into an outdoor craft art showcase complete with 150 crafters with affordable original works available for sale. Admission is free and open to the public. In order to ensure a superior event with quality affordable original crafts, all of the local and national crafters have been hand-selected from hundreds of applicants by American Craft Endeavors, producers of the top outdoor craft festivals in the country. Whether you are a craft enthusiast or looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift item, there is something for everyone. From folk art, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products, a full spectrum of craft art mediums will be on display and for sale with prices ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000. All of the crafters will be present at the festival and available to speak about their art and what inspires them. Festival hours: Saturday, October 31st, 10 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, November 1st, 10 am to 5 pm. Directions: A1A and Commercial Boulevard in Lauderdale by the Sea. Navigational Address: 4400 North Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By Sea, FL 33308. For additional information on the 11th Annual Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit ArtFestival.com or call 954-472-3755.
What do Liza Minelli, Kander and Ebb (who wrote Chicago, Cabaret and New York New York) Broadway Musical Buffs and Rising Action Theatre have in common? They are all involved with “Flora the Red Menace,” the must see show about being different, communism and surviving the depression. The songs “A Quiet Thing” and “Sing Happy” are must hears! People are saying this is the best thing Rising Action Theatre has done to date. This was Liza’s first tony award winning show. Get your tickets now, and use the code GLCC for $5 off.
Pridelines Youth Services announced that Victor Diaz-Herman and Frank Avila have both been re-elected to two-year terms on the Pridelines Board of Directors. Pridelines’ mission is to educate and empower south Florida’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning (GLBTQ) youth and their straight allies by providing programming, counseling, support and referral services in a safe and diverse environment. For more information on Pridelines, call (305) 571-9601, or visit Pridelines.org.
After a Senate vote last week, the inclusive hate crimes bill has crossed its last hurdle in Congress! President Obama has vowed to sign it by the end of this month. Today’s victory marks a truly pivotal moment in our fight for LGBT equality. It happened because of the dedication of people like you and the families of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., for whom the bill is named. And with bills seeking to end workplace and military discrimination coming up for debate in Congress, today’s victory could be just the first of many if we can keep up our momentum.
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“Suckin’ It For The Holidays,” the scathing new comedy CD for all seasons from stand-up provocateur Kathy Griffin, will be in stores Tuesday, November 3rd. Recorded live during Kathy’s sold-out show at the Borgota Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the “Suckin’ It For The Holidays” CD arrives tastefully packaged with a full-color booklet filled with seasonal cheesecake featuring Kathy Griffin and Santa Claus in a winter wonderland. “Suckin’ It For The Holidays is my holiday gift to Grammy voters,” said Kathy Griffin. “It gives them a second chance to do the right thing this year at Best Comedy Album time. The Emmys on my mantle are dying to hang out with a real Grammy.” A stand-up comedy tour de force, “Suckin’ It For The Holidays” provides an acerbic analysis of the celebrities and public figures, both awesome and terrifying, that provide fuel and fodder for Griffin’s preoccupations and observations. On her new album, Kathy Griffin provides iconoclastic takes on Katie Couric, Maya Angelou, Suze Orman, Justin Timberlake, T.I., Donald Trump, the Real Housewives, Heidi and Spencer, her own mother and much more. “Suckin’ It For The Holidays” is Kathy Griffin’s much-awaited successor to 2008’s “For Your Consideration,” which earned her Best Comedy Album Grammy nomination.
Kathy became the first female comedian ever to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart. “Suckin’ It For The Holidays” is being released by Music With A Twist, the independent label from Logo cable network founder and veteran media executive Matt Farber.